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Free to Be Elephant Me

Giles Andreae, Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator)


List Price: 18.99*
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From the bestselling creators of Giraffes Can't Dance comes a delightful story about an elephant looking for a place where he belongs.

It's time for the Elephant Games! Every young elephant parades their talent in front of the king to earn their special elephant name. But Num-Num doesn't have a special skill to display. With a little help from some familiar friends, will this little elephant learn that being yourself is the most important talent of them all?

Readers will love seeing some of their favorite characters from Giraffes Can't Dance return. Free to Be Elephant Me is perfect for family sharing and for teaching young readers about the importance of being yourself.

Praise For Free to Be Elephant Me

Praise for Free to be Elephant Me:


Andreae's signature perky, rhymed verse pairs nicely with Parker-Rees' sunny cartoon illustrations. ...this [book] has both a heart and a spirited lead." --Kirkus Reviews

Orchard Books, 9781338734270, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2021

About the Author

Guy Parker-Rees is one of today's bestselling children's book illustrators. He is the illustrator of the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance, as well as Dinosaurumpus!, both written by Giles Andreae. Guy lives in the United Kingdom with his wife and three sons. Visit him online at
Giles Andreae is the author of the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance, as well as many other books for children. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, and their four young children by the river in the United Kingdom.